A Tea Party with a Twist

Client Joan with her CAREGiver Emma, Ann and Rachel
Client Joan with her CAREGiver Emma, Ann and Rachel

At-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care in Stockport, recently organised an out-of-the-ordinary Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at St James’ Church Hall, in aid of Greater Manchester’s St Ann’s Hospice. The tea party was supported by many local businesses, who all contributed something towards the event, such as bread, butter, teacakes and milk, with all other proceeds going towards the charity.

St Ann’s Hospice who care for and support patients and their families who have been affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses, had great success last year, when they introduced the Tea Party as an idea for fundraising, and across Greater Manchester they raised £20,000. Now an annual event, many fundraisers choose to adopt a unique style or theme for their own tea party.

In addition to the items donated by local businesses, David also arranged fish and chip suppers, full breakfasts, free haircuts and free eye tests. Anne from local nursing home, Homebeck House attended as the ‘Mad Hatter’ and Liz from the local church group as the ‘March Hare’, which added to the fun and really helped to make it a Tea Party with a twist.

Organiser, David Moore, commented, “Home Instead specialise in providing at-home care to older people, so a charity like St Ann’s, is extremely close to our hearts, we were really passionate about supporting them the best we could. All the team were excited to take part in the Tea Party this year and thought it would be great to go all out with a Mad Hatter theme. I also felt that it was important to get local businesses involved in the event and was staggered by the generosity of all the companies that contributed. It was such a lovely day and the perfect opportunity for members of the community to get together and support such a worthy cause.”

To find out more about the services offered by Home Instead Senior Care in Stockport, please call: 0161 491 2925 or visit: www.homeinstead.co.uk/stockport

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home